Make Hydrogen Happen
Why don’t we hear about hydrogen cars exploding all the time? They’re not as popular as electric vehicles, but there are still H2 fuel cell vehicles on the roads. If you’re a regular Hydrogen Fuel News<> reader, then you’ll be familiar with many headlines about hydrogen cars and you might be aware that there are several models available in places around the world, including in the United States.
Model availability is extremely limited in the US, but it is technically possible to get one.
Toyota’s Mirai – of which there have been two generations – has certainly drawn the most media attention (and sales in the United States), but that is not to diminish the Hyundai Nexo, which has lower sales but is still a competitor among hydrogen cars in this market.
Certainly, battery electric vehicles are more popular than H2-powered passenger vehicles, particularly in the US market, but they are being driven in certain parts of California, as well as in other countries around the globe. Not to mention, commercial vehicles, heavy duty equipment, and public transportation are increasingly using fuel cell vehicles. Buses, trains, garbage trucks, forklifts, and many other types of vehicle fuel up with H2 to be able to keep up their power and range in a way similar to the diesel experience with which they are already familiar.
That said, with all these vehicles operating on H2, a growing number of people are starting to wonder why we’re not hearing about explosions.
The fact is that the risk of explosion in hydrogen cars and other vehicles is not high.
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